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Saturday, October 03, 2015

subtle changes

While there are a few maples showing bright red, green still predominates as you look across the landscape. Some trees wear a more subtle set of colors in their autumn transition.

somewhat subtle change, green to orange

Friday, October 02, 2015


A flower, reaching for the sky...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

celosia spicata

On what promises to be a very gray and rainy day I bring you a splash of pink.

celosia spicata in bright pink

After a shorter than expected web search I found that this beautiful flower is named celosia spicata.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

turning tide

As the tide turned a nice swath of beach became a walking playground for people and sea gulls.

walking Crane Beach on a cool autumn day
Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

Monday, September 28, 2015

acorns falling

My walking path this evening took me under several oak trees. As I walked I heard the sound of acorns falling. Do you think the falling acorns were a sign of the season, or were the squirrels throwing them at me?


I think this red wagon is waiting for a child to take it for a ride.

waiting to play
at Circle View Ranch in Interior, SD

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Most of the trees here are still wearing green but there are pockets of leaves showing a pop of color.

emerging color


I don't know what told me to change my (bed's) warm-season light fleece throw to a warm comforter last night but I'm glad that something triggered the change. I woke up to find that some of the chilly outside 38 degree air had crept in through my still open windows; luckily I was burrowed under the warmth of my comforter.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

a walk on the beach

Today's sun and chilly air drew me to Crane Beach for a walk along the water. I arrived about an hour after high tide; that provided a reasonable walking surface.

The ocean was active and the wind was strong. A few sea gulls joined humans in walking down the sandy beach.

water on Crane Beach as the tide is flowing out

More photos from my walk can be seen in the gallery coastal Massachusetts :: 2015 starting with this photo and ending here.

I was fascinated when I read these words on a sign in the park:

Formed some 6,300 years ago, Crane Beach is part of a 22-mile chain of barrier islands stretching from Cape Ann to Great Boar's Head in New Hampshire.